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Bahrain may criminalise insults in social media

Bahrain’s MPs voted in favour of an amendment to the Penal Code yesterday (May 28) that would criminalise insults made through sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Minister of State for Information Affairs Sameera Rajab said the am

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Bahrain may criminalise insults in social media

Bahrain’s MPs voted in favour of an amendment to the Penal Code yesterday (May 28) that would criminalise insults made through sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Minister of State for Information Affairs Sameera Rajab said the am

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Bahrain MPs vote to ban pork

Bahrain's MPs have voted to ban pork as part of new amendments to the law, some of which have Islamist overtones, according to a report. They approved amendments to the Penal Code that include criminalising the sale, import, e

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Bahrain Shura rejects Penal Code change

Bahrain’s Shura Council has rejected an amendment to the penal Code that aimed to introduce equal punishments for people who commit crimes while drunk or high on drugs and those who commit the same offence when sober. The am

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Bahrain MPs approve jail for insulting King

Bahrain’s parliament has approved an amendment to the Penal Code, which could penalise people with five years in jail for insulting His Majesty King Hamad. It could also fine offenders up to BD10,000 ($26,365), said a report

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Bahrain passes new law on freedom of speech

Bahrain’s Shura Council has approved an amendment to the Penal Code that will allow people to exercise freedom of expression and speech in line with the Constitution and the National Action Charter, without any repercussions. It means that

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